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THE OMAtIA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY. BErTEMnEK 17."100r
TEARS DEMOCRACY'S 1IASR
Candidate Watwu (htahines Brj&n fcs a
' Political Spellbinder. .
HOT SHOT FOR HIS FORMER PARTNERS
tirrlaft and Eloqaent peh By the
"Jefteraon of iwvt" Wrala
Those .Who WooM Betray
th Ideals of 1TTO."
Hon. Thomas Watson. popullat candidate
for president, noted- a a -free- Jane In
politics, sustalne hla reputation by deliv
ering acme hard knocks at the older par
tita. Mr. Watson Is rartleularly fervid
and eloquent In dressing down hla former
associates, the democrats, whom he charges
with grossly betraying the Interests of tha
plain people. As an associate of Mr. Bryaa
on the ticket of 189 Mr. Watson knows
whereof he speaks, and 'he speaks out in
Bpeaklng to a multitude of his party as'
soelates at Atlanta, On., a few days ago,
the populist leader said:
"In this campaign the democratic na
tional leaders have prostituted the narrie
of democrat and are demanding that they
ahall be blindly followed. In spite of the
fact that they have renounced every prin
ciple of democracy. Will the teal demo
crats follow the name rather than the prin
ciple)? "In the south we are told that we must
submit' to the surrender to Wall street
because, of 'the nigger.' What a blessed
thing -It-is for democratic leaders .that they
always have 'the nlgge,r" to fall back on.
For thirty years they have been doing
business on 'the nigger' and today he la
their only .stock In trade.
''Hypocrisy in Platforms.
"Note the hypocrisy of It. In their na
tional platform of 1872 they solemnly pro
tested their allegtanoe to tho doctrine of
'equality' regardless of race or color, and
pledged themselves to maintain tha eman
cipation and the enfranchisement of the
"In .IK78 at St. Louis Henry Wattcrson
being; chairman of the convention they srt
emnly declared their devotion to the con
stitutional amendment growing out of the
civil war. '
"In 180, in 1S84, In 1888. the national con
ventions of the democratic party reaffirmed
these declarations on the negro question,
and thus stood pledged to oppose any re
opening of the questions settled by th
thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amend
ments. 'Yet, after all these formal pledges,
we are now .browbeaten and Intimidated
by democratic leaders who say we mast
endorse, their capitulation to Belmont,
David B. Hill and Fat McCarren, because
of tn nigger.' What can the southern negro
do? He has been disfranchised In nearly
very . southern state, excepting Georgia,
and In Georgia he has been 'white prl
marled.' In Oeorgia they-do not dare to
disfranchise him because the men who
control the democratic machine in Oeor
gia know that the majority of the. whites
are against them. They need the negro
vote to beat us with. For that reason the
Georgia senate a few days ago, killed, tha
Australian ballot law which would have
thrown the elections entirely In the hands
of th whites, .Why do democrats In Geor
gia refuse to disfranchise the blacksT
Why do they kill election laws which would
Insure the political obliteration of the
blacks T There can be but ne answer.
Organised democracy In Georgia cannot be
maintained by the white vote. Therefore,
the cry that we are In danger from 'th
nigger' is the most hypocritical that un
scrupulous leadership could Invent. Grant,
Sherman and Sheridan, with all their
armies, could not reverse the law of na
ture In the prostrate south. The white man
Is master wherever he plants hla foot the
' world over. Do you tell me that boose
' Velt can do against the recuperated south
what Thad Stevens could not do against
th exhausted south? Roosevelt could not
do It even If he would.
Foollnar the Plain People.
"Th democratic leaders- whp talk this
stuff, and the editors who write it, laugh
and wink at one another as they pass;
they know what a humbua- It all in. an A
bow It Is being used to make tha people
xorget, or condone, the inglorious surren
der to Wall street which they made at St.
Louis. In the West VI
convention the state of the demoeratlo
nominee for vice president, the 'white su
premacy' resolution was voted down and
on August 1, 1904, Judge Parker himself,
In writing to the negro. James A. Boss,
addressed him as 'My Dear Sir,' Just as
inougn Koaa had been a white man.
"The south should demand to know th
facts about Judge Parker. How does ho
stand upon this alleged question? Is his
position at all different from that of Roose
velt? If so. In what respect? The south
should demand explicit reply to the follow
ing questions before it votes for him upon
tne assumption that he differs from Roose
velt on the negro question:
"First Would you refuse to eat at the,
ame table with Booker Washington? ,
"Second Would you refuse to appoint ne
groes to office In the south?
"Third If elected will you refuse to e
eelve on terms of equality at the Whit
House such negroes as Bishop Turner.
Booker Washington and T. Thomas For
tune? "Fourth Do you approve of the mixnd
schools of New Tork, Inaugurated under
drover Cleveland in which social equality
la praotlcolly made a matter of compul
sion? "Fifth If such schools, wherein black
children and whit children are educated
together, are a good thing for your natlv
Stat of New Tork, would they b a good
thing for Georgia and South Carolina? If
Dot, why not?
Surrender to Wall Street.
"Why did national democratic leaders
surrender to Belmont and Wall street?
"Senator John W. Daniel of Virginia let
the oat out of th bag when he declared In
th committee on resolutions' that he was
tired of being fn the minority 1' Not afraid
of Roosevelt's mlllUrdorat No. Not afraid
of Roosevelt nlggrlsm? No. All that Is
fudge and subterfuge. "Tired of being In
the minority,' there vwas the milk in the
"Not tired of being in the wrong? ' No.
He did not even prtnd that he had bn
In th wrong. Simply because they are
ready to drop the principle which they
. awore for eight year were right, and to
adopt those which even now they do not
dare say are right. Great God! What an
attitude for th leader of a great national
I "Mert cf th south, will you follow th
lead of those who have renounced Jeffer-
eonlac principles and for no better reason
than that they are tired of being h
minority?" You are not bound by their
actions. Agents, who misrepresent .their
principles should be'rcpudlated In politics
as writ aa In- business. Revolt sgalnst
this surrender. Let your , stewards know
that whenever they go wrefng they must
aoriUht to you. their masters.
"Patty names to me are nothing. The
doctrine Is everything. I call up all Jef
fersonlan democrats to help me make this
fight against -the two republican parties,
headed by Roosevelt and Parker. What do
we need with two parties committed to
Wall street! Let us hav on fot th peo
ple. "Why should Georgians' support Parker
of New York rather than a fellow Georg
ian? What do you know of Parker? What
haa he done that waa notable? What baa
he ever aald that was memorable? What
haa he ever written that atamped him with
individuality? i '
"David B. Hill declared at St Louis that
he had been Intimate with Parker for thirty
years, and that he did not know how Par
ker stood on the money question. Was this
statement true? If so, Parker Is th most
negative public act on th American conti
nent. Was the statement false? If so. David
B. Hill In the boldest liar between the twe
oceans. Think of a man living on intimate
terms with Alec Stevens and Abe Lincoln
for thirty years and not knowing where he
stood on the greatest political questions
of the day.
game Old Cry
"Democrats are told that they muat sup
port the national ticket this time, and
that we will U go to work for reform
after the election. It is the same old cry,
'Vote for us this time!'. How can any man
reasonably hope to secure reforms In the
demoeratlo party when we see It bossed
by the same old Wall street which de
bauched Cleveland's second administration?
Bryan has been fighting fop reform Inside
the party and Is further off from success
than ever before. At St. Louis every empty
honor that was worth absolutely nothing
was given to southern leaders. In return
for childish gratifications, chairmanships,
etc., they delivered both the south and the
west to Wall street. Southern leader
who should never have done it, denounced
Bryan In committee and on the floor and
helped to knife the Jeffersonlans. Oh, the
shame of It) And now because Dave Hill
allowed John Sharp Williams to have a
chairmanship and John W. Daniel a chair
manship the whole south muat be driven
under th lash of party discipline away
from the gospel f our fathers and Into
political Blavery to the Hamiltonians of
"Let each choose for himself, but let him
understand that If he do violence to sens
of right, , the whipcords of outraged con
science are as certain a fate. .,
"Better far to stand In the minority In
th outer darkness with the stars of heaven
smiling down upon you and the infinite
peace of God in your, hear than to hold
a guilty seat In the banquet hall of the
victors whose triumph fills your sou! with
th damning conviction that you have
helped at. th victory of th wrong."
A bit of dangerous "fooling" on a Chest
nut Hill park car in Philadelphia carries
Its vivid warning to other thoughtless
young, people The motorman, August
Burkhart, was fixing the headlight on his
oar when a party of young men and
women got aboard. On of th party dared
a girl . to turn on the current- She ac
cepted the . challenge, went to the front
platform, applied the current and the car
started with a lurch. The motorman was
thrown from his' -feet, -bat grabbed the
fender, and begged the girl to turn off
th . current. She . became frightened,
Jumped from the moving ear, and was
followed by her companions. The un
controlled car collided with another car
with terrific force, cruahlng Burkhart,
whose leg had to be amputated, and his
death Is likely. No .on can envy tha
Illy girl who accepted . a lawless "dare"
and then ran away from It consequences
with her companions all cowards. It la
to be bobed that all of them will be cap
tured and brought to book. Their like 1
to be found everywhere. Springfield Re
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